Primarily searching for the "Unique & Rare" by dealing with some of the finest acquisitions and consignments of Prominent California Estates, Large Collections and Celebrity homes from Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills, Bell Air, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pasadena, San Marino, Newport Beach, La Jolla and most of the best locations of the fabulous West Coast. George Kennedy Brandriff -Houses in Eucalyptus Landscape- California Impressionist-Oil Painting. Frame size 22 x 25. High grade 22 carat handcrafted gilt-wood Frame by Bartlett Santa Barbara. George Kennedy Brandriff was born on Feb.13, 1890 in Millville, NJ. He may have inherited his art talent from his maternal grandfather, a house painter in New Jersey who painted watercolors from memory of the moors and lakes of Scotland. In school he drew portraits of the prettiest girls and made posters and acted in school plays.
In this profession he managed the piano department in a department store in Millville, New Jersey and in 1913, when he came to California he continued in the music business in Orange. Following a short stint in the Army in Camp Greenleaf, Georgia, he opened a dental office in Hemet in 1918. Brandriff turned to painting in earnest after meeting Frances Conder, the local school teacher who he married.
She continually commented on the beauty of the California landscape around them, and about a year after their marriage encouraged him to take lessons. The lessons were brief to say the least: ten from Anna Hills of Laguna Beach and six from Carl Oscar Borg. The lessons intrigued him and for seven years, from approximately 1921 to 1928, Brandriff combined his dental practice in Los Angeles with painting on the weekends.In 1928 he closed his office and turned to painting full time. Praise came quickly for his works. Instead of repeating the tried and true landscape vistas like most of the local artists, he was amazingly perceptive and inventive: figural studies, businessmen's legs walking down a street, waves breaking on rocks, scenes of the southwest (visited sometime in the early 1930s), yachtsmen sailing, clowns in circuses. No particular subject became known as his specialty. From 1934 to 1936 Brandriff, who had for years been closely associated with the seaside art community, served as president of the Laguna Beach Art Association. This was cut short in 1936 when he drowned in the surf off Laguna Beach, possibly a suicide. Please check all the photos. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to ask a question or call 310 293 2442. The item "George Kennedy Brandriff- Houses in Eucalyptus Landscape- Oil Painting" is in sale since Friday, May 22, 2020.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "pasadena_art_monkeys" and is located in Pasadena, California.
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